Oklahoma agency warning residents about new phone scam
OKLAHOMA CITY – A state agency is warning Oklahomans about a scam that appears to be coming from the Oklahoma State Treasurer’s Office.
Several residents say they have received phone calls from a number that appears to be coming from the treasurer’s office in Oklahoma City.
The caller claims that a complaint has been filed by the ‘revenue service,’ and that information has been mailed by the ‘state police.’ They claim that payment is needed in order to avoid an arrest.
However, officials at the Oklahoma State Treasurer’s Office say the calls are not legitimate and are coming from New York.
“Please don’t fall victim to this fraud. The state treasurer’s office does not make collections phone calls or take any kind of payment, and the only people we’d like to see arrested are the ones running this scam,” said Oklahoma State Treasurer Ken Miller. “The Oklahoma Tax Commission does take payments, but never over the phone, and these calls aren’t coming from them either. If you receive one of these phone calls, don’t disclose any information- just hang up.”